One day in Amsterdam...
My husband and I decided to do an overnight in Amsterdam after we visit Paris and some family in Belgium. I am trying to have a great food experience in very little time. My current thought was to try some traditional dutch fare for lunch (herring and the like) and then try rijsttafel for dinner. Any recs? I am thinking we'll be near the Van Gogh museum for lunch and near Anne Frank house for dinner. We don't have a lot of time so we are hoping for dining suggestions close by. All help is appreciated!
I second the suggestion for Vleminckx fries! Also if you want Indonesian, try Spang Makandra in De Pijp if you have time. You can hop on a tram from the center or from the Van Gogh museum and be there in 5 minutes. It's often crowded and you may have to wait but the food is great!
Agree with smnadler. People understandably are looking for authentic food when traveling and the rijsttafel is a popular option, but not really that great. www.tempodoeloerestaurant.nl does good, traditional rijsttafels and is fairly central.
For a great local treat not far from the van Gogh museum, get some great french fries at hole-in-the-wall Vleminckx on Voetboogstraat.